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Dakota Datebook: Margaret Calhoun's loss


August 1, 2022

When Margaret Custer Calhoun buried her husband in his final resting place at Fort Leavenworth on August 3 in 1877, she perhaps felt the magnitude of the 7th Cavalry’s loss at the Battle of the Bighorn more keenly than anyone else.

Known as “Maggie” to her family, she was the sister of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. While visiting her brother and Libbie Custer at their Kansas post, she...

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